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Velcro/Tape on Risers?

In a K-5 general music classroom, I'll be using choral risers for seating this year. Each student should have their own spot marked on the risers, but I'm concerned about damaging the carpet material over time. Does anyone have experience using velcro or tape on risers without damaging them? Any specific brands or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
on July 2, 2015 11:16am
Ms. Kennedy, perhaps you could use colorful, "post-it" type notes/tags to put on the metal frame of the risers?  These products are designed
to be put on and taken off and should not damage the metal. 
 
There should be enough room to put a letter, number, or name on the note.  They could be applied to the front or the back of the level; wherever
you think they would be seen best (and not be in danger of being dislodged by traffic.)  Check the local office supply store to see what's available.
 
John Avila,
President,
Valiant Music Supply, Inc.
on July 2, 2015 5:22pm
Sarah,
 
In my experience using the Wenger Flip Forms as seating for gr. 1-5, kids don't need lines dividing each riser into sections.  I give each riser a name (composers, elements of music, etc.) and then assign each kid to the front or back row, and whether they are left/right/center in that row.  Within two weeks, they completely have memorized where their music spots are.  I only change them once during the year, and these are different from where they would stand on risers to perform.
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on July 3, 2015 5:00am
Check out an item called Sit Spots. The website is sitspots.com. These are Velcro designs made for what you are needing. They will send a free sample so you can see if it will work for you. They come in several designs.  They don't stick on all carpets (depends on the looping) so the free sample is nice to try. 
on July 3, 2015 5:01am
Hi Sarah,
I, too, have riser seating in my classroom and generally use it for my 3rd-5th classes. At the beginning of the year (or whenever I want to change the seating arrangement), I place a small index card with the child's name on their "riser spot." They find their spot and return the cards to me. After two classes, everyone knows their spot; those who forget are quickly informed by the others!
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